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Conata Basin, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota..Cattle graze on a prairie dog town at sundown. Grazing leases and cattle ranching are an integral although often volatile part of the history of the National Grasslands as politics over everything from prairie dog controls, endangered species act legislation, private versus public rights, overgrazing, water rights overshadow the intent of managing these lands for healthy grassland ecosystem and biodiversity.
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Conata Basin, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota..Cattle graze on a prairie dog town at sundown. Grazing leases and cattle ranching are an integral although often volatile part of the history of the National Grasslands as politics over everything from prairie dog controls, endangered species act legislation, private versus public rights, overgrazing, water rights overshadow the intent of managing these lands for healthy grassland ecosystem and biodiversity.